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Hog producer leaves area farmers in limbo

By Dennis Hill
Published in News on November 10, 2009 1:46 PM

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News-Argus/BOBBY WILLIAMS

Corn pours into a truck at the Coharie Farms grain elevator near LaGrange this morning. Officials with the company were to appear in federal court in Raleigh today to discuss its declaration of bankruptcy, which has left a number of farmers in the Wayne County area without payment for their crops. Company officials have said they plan to liquidate, which would put about 170 people out of work.

Corn and soybean growers in Wayne and surrounding counties are hurting because one of the state's largest pork-producing companies has filed bankruptcy and is refusing, at least for the present, to pay them for the grain they have already...

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